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CBS
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
accident in america's biggest city. >> mitchell: veteran new york police officers said an early-morning highway accident today of the most horrific they've ever seen. the crash of a bus carrying casino patrons on outskirts of new york city killed at least 14 people. jay dow tells us what happened. >> reporter: the tour bus was packed with passengers returning from a connecticut casino as it headed for chinatown in lower manhattan. the driver apparently lost control trying to avoid a tractor trailer at the new york city border. >> in an effort to avoid that activity, the bus driver swerves all the way over to the right. he strikes the guardrail. the bus goes-- along the guardrail. >> reporter: the tractor trailer driver kept going. the tour bus hit a sign post and rolled on to its right side, its roof sheered off by the pole. 13 people died at the scene. 19 more were taken to the hospital. firefighters called it a gruesome scene. >> the majority of the occupants in the bus got pushed forward into the bus, into the forward third of the bus, including some of the fatalities. >> the new yor
CBS
Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
town goes all out to win visitors back. bitter taste-- union workers in america's chocolate town accept drastic layoffs rather than see their plant close completely. and field of dreams-- would-be hall of famers suit up and live their dreams of baseball glory no matter what their age. captioning sponsored by cbs >> mitchell: and good evening. it has been another day of fierce fighting, death, and surprise attacks in libya as the battle for the country rages on this weekend. and muammar qaddafi fights to stay in power. let's take a look at the latest. qaddafi forces mounted a fierce attack on the rebel-held town of zawiyah, while the rebel captured the key oil port of ras lanuf. and france and the u.k. continue to push for a no-fly zone over libya. we begin our coverage with mark phillips in tripoli. >> the situation there is quiet and peaceful. >> reporter: twice today, muammar qaddafi's government claimed it had taken control of the strategic town of zawiyah and released aerial gun camera footage which it said proved it. the government forces had moved in to the town to try to d
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
be created as monsters against america." >> reporter: with the u.s. and others providing an effective air cover for the rebels, the pro-qaddafi forces have fallen back, but the still outgunned and disorganized rebel forces have not been able to mount a significant offensive of their own. mark phillips, cbs news, tripoli. >> reporter: the allied air strikes have allowed rebel forces to maintain control of benghazi. today the rebels set out to retake another city, but this time they were stopped-- at least temporarily. mandy clark was there. >> reporter: the burned out vehicles littered the road, from the rebel-held capital benghazia hub miles away. ahmad jiahani is desperate to get back to the embattled city. >> my friends are dying there, i know. >> reporter: but this checkpoint is as far as we can go. we're just seven miles from ajdabiya but we're told we continue go further. apparently down the road there are apparently four pro-qaddafi tanks and every time a vehicle goes over the rise they file at it. >> all my life is here, my friends, my family. my business. >> reporter
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in cairo will not be automatic. even those egyptians that see america's support as crucial right now will also remember that america helped fund mubarak and his repressions for almost 30 years. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >> mitchell: and just ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", a top state department official loses his job in a wikileaks plot. plot. >> mitchell: before leaving for europe and the middle east, secretary of state clinton today accepted the resignation of her chief spokesman. he was forced out over comments about the man accused of leaking top secret documents to wikileaks. witt johnson has more. >> reporter: state department spokesman p.j. crowley's decision to step down came just three days after calling the treatment of the suspected wikileaks leaker ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid. private bradley manning is being held in solitary confinement at a marine corps brig in virginia. each night he is stripped naked, then wears a suicide-proof smock to bed. the 23-year-old military analyst faces a slew of charges relating to the largest document le
CBS
Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the mission. the president says america's role will be limited. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. >> reporter: and that other union heaveal in the middle east like the recent bloody crack down in syria will be looked at case by case. >> each of these, we are looking at and an liz will-- analyzing carefully. but we can't draw some general, sweeping conclusions about the entire region. >> reporter: and president obama makes his pitch monday evening in a televised national address. he'll have to sell u.s. military action in libya to an american audience already weary from two long warrings in iraq and afghanistan. jim? >> at the white house for us, thank you. elsewhere in the region the government of syria has sent the army into the main port city of latakia the latest city to be swept by protest against the rule of president bashar assad. the government says at least 12 people have been killed, reportedly by ungown-- unknown gunmen firing from roof 207s. for more on the policy challenges facing the president we are joined by john dickerson. good evening. >> good evening,
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
stitching their way to a few life in america. hunched over sew magazines making blouses called shirt waists, they were about to finish a day's hard labor. >> a cutter was smoking a cigarette and apparently one of the cigarettes dropped and there's lawn-- which kind of a dhin cotton-- and the lawn spread the fire very, very quickly. >> reporter: as flames swallowed the factory, the crowd below saw women jump from the upper windows. firemen's ladders were too short and fire escapes buckled and cracked. at least one door was said to be locked. >> this is the jewish daily forward from the day after the fire and you can see the headline says (speaking yiddish) "the morgue is full of our victims, who is responsible? ". >> reporter: 146 people died. >> the average age was 21. >> reporter: michael hirsch, a coproducer of an hbo documentary on the fire says the owners and the city were to blame. >> the reason these people died was because there just was almost no regulation of the workplace. >> reporter: as thousands joined to mourn the dead, horror turned to outrage. >> this fire really shoo
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 5:30pm PST
legal correspondent jan crawford begins our coverage tonight. ♪ god hates america... >> reporter: the message from the westboro baptist church is hateful. "thank god for dead soldiers." "god hates fags." church members believe god is killing all american soldiers because the country tolerates homosexuals. >> we are trying to warn you to flee the wrath of god, flee eternal destruction. >> reporter: but no one paid much attention until the church started taking its message to soldiers' funerals. matthew snyder died in iraq. his father told cbs news last fall that the protests at matthew's funeral stole his last moments with his son. he sued the church for emotional distress and got a $5 million judgment. >> somebody said to me, you know, "$5 million. i bet you... i bet you'd give it up to have matt back." i would give it up just to say good-bye. >> reporter: but the supreme court said in an 8-1 decision that the church doesn't owe snyder a dime. chief justice john roberts said the first amendment protects even hurtful speech to ensure that we do not stifle public debate. now, justi
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
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CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
there are concerns the rebels may include some of america's worst enemies. >> we have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al qaeda, hezbollah. we've seen different things. >> reporter: the president has not yet decided whether to arm the rebels, and he may not have to. tonight, libya's foreign minister defected to london, the first big crack in qaddafi's inner circle. erica. >> hill: david, talk to us a little bit about the documents the president signed authorizing covert operations in support. what exactly would that include? >> reporter: well, it makes it legal for the c.i.a. to open contacts with the rebels, but the president would still have to sign off on any specific operations. >> hill: so just a first step. in terms of qaddafi, has he changed his tactics at all? >> reporter: he is now telling his forces to switch to civilian investigation which will make it harder for aircraft to identify friend from foe on the battlefield. >> hill: david martin at the pentagon tonight, david, thanks. there's more turmoil in syria today after a hard-line speech by president al-as
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
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CBS
Mar 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
about the safety of america's 104 nuclear power plants, including two in california that were built in earthquake zones, one in san diego county, the other up the coast near several fault lines. could they withstand a catastrophic earthquake? here's john blackstone? >> reporter: avila beach is a laid back resort town on the central california coast that for more than 25 years has lived next door to a giant. the diablo canyon nuclear power plants. it's been operating here in earthquake country since 1985 without any major problems. >> until they find better sources for our power, we're going to have to live with it. >> reporter: but the scenes of damaged nuclear facilities in japan are giving some here second thoughts. >> it's kind of like you want to get out of hire a little sooner. >> reporter: diablo canyon is within about 60 miles of the san andreas fault and much closer to at least three smaller faults, one of them, the shoreline, is less than a mile away and was discovered just three years ago. pacific gas & electric, which owns the plant, says it was built to withstand a 7.5 eart
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
figure for two decades. >> this is a contract with americans for america. >> reporter: there are personal considerations as well. mike huckabee is making real money for the first time in his life with a t.v. show and speeches. so is sarah palin. indiana governor mitch daniels is concerned about the impact on his family and, despite huge republican gains last fall and a democratic incumbent can mediocre job approval ratings, president obama is seen as a formidable political figure who will be difficult to defeat. >> thank you. >> president obama at worst is even or in many cases is leading by as many as ten points. >> reporter: one tempting factor is that for the first time in decades there's no clear g.o.p. front-runner and nobody can predict who the favorite will be and when it comes to legal predictions nobody's usually right. katie? >> couric: all right, jeff, should be interesting. thanks very much. and coming up next on the "cbs evening news," what's killing the california sea otter? [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee time. time to face the pollen that used to make me snee
CBS
Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
white house says it's considering tapping into america's strategic oil reserve. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, battle for libya. rebel forces trying to push forward the capitol are encountering in-- intense attacks from qaddafi soldiers and have abandoned some territory. second sight, the state of the art device that's restoring vision to people blinded by retinal disease. and house recycling, the tear-down alternative that offers low income families a chance to own a home. -- home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. if you have purchased gasoline in the past few days you know the story. the price has gone up. keeps going up, and shows no signs of stopping. since the turmoil in libya broke out in mid-february the price of crude oil has jumped nearly 20% to more than 104 a barrel. pushing up prices at the pump as well. today the white house said it may step in to help. sheryl attkisson in washington has the latest. >> it's the strongest suggestion yet that unrest in the middle east might leave the obama ad
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
damaged nuclear plant is making it directly into food produced in america. >> radiation can be a scary word but i think it's important to remember that actually we live surrounded by radiation ever single day. >> reporter: some of our most common food-- potatoes, carrots, bananas-- contain radioactive potassium. the radioactive iodine detected in milk, though, can be more dangerous because it concentrates in the thyroid. still, the amounts measured are 5,000 times lower than those that can cause health damage, even in growing children. but for many, fear remains, and that can cause its own problems. >> we actually see health damage not from the radiation but from the fear of the radiation, and it's very real. >> reporter: that level of concern is why a los angeles fish market that imports fish from japan is now sending samples to an arizona lab for radiation testing. >> bottom line, we want to make sure that our customers are well informed of what's going on and that the radiation has not affected the fish incoming into the united states. >> reporter: everything imported from japan is
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
these japanese have been forced to take shelter against another threat: nuclear radiation. america's nuclear problem. where to store permanently more than 145 million pounds of spent fuel rods. and college students struggling to make the grade. what some schools are doing to make sure they graduate. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's four days into a u.s.-led assault on his military, and libya's moammar qaddafi has lost radar installations, tanks, and naval facilities but not his defiance. he appeared in public tonight in tripoli vowing to fight on and telling supporters he will win and will not surrender. qaddafi's forces kept up their attacks on civilians today in a number of cities held by rebels. but president obama said the allied operation has already saved civilian lives. still to be decided, though, is who will lead the operation when the u.s. steps back in the days ahead, though nato is expected to play a major role. meanwhile, a u.s. air force fig
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
needs to go. >> reporter: all of which means america is fighting in yet another muslim country. but this time with the unusual support of most of the arab world. >> the arab public for the first time is open to american intervention. >> reporter: university of maryland professor shibley telhami takes opinion polls in arab countries. because qaddafi threatens and embarrasses most arabs, telhami calls this a one-of-a-kind moment for the president to build arab good will. how important is success in libya? >> very important. success in libya is essential and it does mean in the end seeing the qaddafi regime change >> reporter: regime change in libya is also important to the protest marchers on every arab street. after peaceful protests took down two dictators-- first in tunisia then egypt-- qaddafi changed tactics and made war on the crowds. since then, shooting the protestors has been the rule. government crackdowns have killed at least seven protestors in syria, 20 in bahrain, and some 40 demonstrators in yemen. many fear that if qaddafi survives and clings to power his way wins. >>
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> couric: tonight america says good-bye to one of its biggest stars. academy award winning actress elizabeth taylor. >> thank you with all my heart. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, qaddafi's days in power may be numbered. the allies have put libya's air force out of business, and the crowds of his supporters are thinning. as your gas prices soar, we'll show you who is driving them up. and after he put a face on the aids crisis, she gave victims a very powerful voice. >> captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. if movie stars are america's royalty, elizabeth taylor was queen. and her long reign has come to an end. as you've likely heard elizabeth taylor died today in a los angeles hospital, surrounded by her four children. the cause was congestive heart failure. as soon as the news broke, some of her many fans placed flowers on her star along the hollywood walk of fame. honoring a woman whose work and life were part of our culture for seven decades. >> are
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 3:30pm PDT
commission to do a comprehensive review of the safety of america's nuclear plants. chip reid is our chief white house correspondent. chip, the president is trying to reassure americans here at home, protect u.s. citizens in japan and do all he can to help the japanese. >> well, katie, he's doing a lot. he's trying to do all thee of those things at the same time. but in japan today, the administration's top priority was clearly helping americans to get out. president obama signed a book of condolences today at the japanese embassy in washington. >> we are doing everything we can to stand by our great friend and ally, japan, in this hour of need. >> reporter: in japan, where airplanes are jam packed with people fearing the spread of radiation, the u.s. state department today offered voluntary evacuation for american citizens, including family members of u.s. diplomats. one plane left today with about 100 americans on board. hundreds more americans are stranded in sendai, north of the damaged reactors. 14 charter buses have been sent to bring them to tokyo. about 20,000 family members
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
tonight's "assignment america." >> reporter: while the war raged in vietnam, back home these became all the rage. metal bracelets sold by the millions, each bearing the name of a soldier who was either stale prisoner in vietnam or missing in action. the idea was to wear the bracelet and only take it off when your vet came home. the bracelets were especially popular with kids. like that 12-year-old girl from fremont, california, who got a bracelet in her christmas stocking in 1972. do you remember getting it? >> i was excited, i put it on right away, read the piece of paper that came with it and i thought "i'll keep it on until he comes home." >> reporter: kathy strong, now 50, still remembers the name, too, james moreland. he was a green beret that has been stationed in lang vei. he went missing in the winter of '68 after the enemy overtook his position. at the time, no one knew much more than that so kathy remained optimistic. >> well, they showed the soldiers coming off the planes and i thought when he gets there i'm going to be there and give him my bracelet and have him put it o
CBS
Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
"assignment america." you don't want to run afoul of this goose. >> i've seen her go up and scare the heck out of pit bulls. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. secretary of state hillary clinton could not have put it more bluntly. she says it's time for libya's moammar qaddafi to go. and the united states and our allies are stepping up the pressure on him to do just that. clinton said no option is off the table, including imposing a no-fly zone which would ground libya's air force. today the u.s. moved a destroyer and a marine amphibious task force closer to libya, and the treasury said at least $30 billion in libyan assets have been frozen. in spite of all that and with much of libya in opposition hands, qaddafi still refuses to leave, telling abc "all my people love me." we have a team of correspondents in the region. first, kelly cobiella in tripoli >> reporter: for the second time, a funeral in this eastern suburb of tripoli turned into a protest. people here
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
evening news," distant cities united by tragedy and friendship. steve hartman's "assignment america." and the a.t.f. allegedly encouraging u.s. gun sales to mexican drug traffickers. now there's evidence other agencies knew about it. >> couric: carlos pasqual resigned over the weekend, ending a stormy tenure as u.s. ambassador to mexico. diplomatic sources say the last straw was the scandal sharyl attkisson exposed on this broadcast, an a.t.f. program that allegedly let thousands of weapons purchased in the u.s. reach drug cartels in mexico. tonight as sharyl reports, another a.t.f. agent has come forward. >> reporter: south of el paso on mexico's side of the border lies juarez. >> juarez has been the most dangerous city in the world. >> reporter: it's where a.t.f. special agent rene jaquez worked for the past year. that's him before he shaved his head working with mexican police you were concerned a lot with trying to keep u.s. guns from being trafficked into mexico. >> absolutely. i mean, that's what we do as an agency. >> reporter: that's why jaquez says he was so alarmed to hear
CBS
Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm EST
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CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
addresses the nation tonight, laying out his case for attacking libya. >> these may not be america's problems alone, but they are important to us. they're problems worth solving. >> mitchell: i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, new fears in japan. highly radioactive water is leaking from the fukushima plant and plutonium has been found in the soil. plus, she preys on child couples. cbs news tracks down a con artist making thousands in an adoption scam. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> mitchell: good evening. welcome to a special western edition of the "cbs evening news." president obama made his case for military intervention in libya tonight, telling the american people he did it to prevent a massacre in benghazi. he said once again that u.s. involvement would be limited, with coalition allies taking over command of the operation. chip reid is at the white house tonight with more on the president's speech. chip, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. the president said he refused to wa
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 3:30pm PDT
engineers trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown. and kids from around america and haiti, too, do what they can to help the people of japan. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening, katie is on assignment. president obama delivered a warning today to libyan dictator moammar qaddafi: stop slaughtering your people or face military action. the united states will help enforce a no-fly zone approved last night by the u.n. security council, but no american ground troops will be sent to libya. french and british warplanes could be in the air over libya by tomorrow. hours after the u.n. resolution passed, the qaddafi regime declared a cease-fire, but his forces reportedly kept shelling two cities-- misurata and ajdabiya. and there are also reports that qaddafi's forces are headed toward benghazi, the rebels' capital. david martin at the pentagon begins our coverage. david, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, harry. less than 24 hours after the u.n. security council passed that resolu
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
qaddafi to abide by and comply with the u.n. resolution or else then he left for south america. so tonight he's going to try to flesh out the details. and if he needed any guidance on what washington wants to hear tonight, he got it today when the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, went out to the senate floor and just put out the questions. he said how long is this going to take? what justified the risk of american lives to send our people into battle here? and how long is this going to last and what now is going to be our role in the libyan civil war? i would describe congress and washington right now as sort of uneasy. they're generally supportive of the president right now, but i'll tell you this, russ, if this thing starts to go bad they will turn on him on a dime and he knows that and that's why he's making this speech tonight. >> mitchell: bob schieffer in washington. thank you very much. and bob will be back to anchor cbs news coverage of the president's address on libya beginning at 7:30 eastern time. there's deep concern this evening for a libyan woman missing sinc
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